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Alternative Name: Yellow-breasted Ground-dove

Gallicolumba tristigmata


32–35 cm (12½-13¾ in)

  • overall olive-brown
  • forehead golden
  • crown iridescent bluish-green
  • neck with purple patch behind ear-coverts. This extends around neck or is separate patches depending on subspecies
  • breast yellow
  • underparts white
  • tail dark brown
  • legs red

Sexes similar


Sulawesi endemic. South East Asia: Indonesia: Greater Sundas.



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • G.t.tristigmata - Humid forests of north and north-central Sulawesi
  • G.t.bimaculata - South Sulawesi
  • G.t.auripectus - South-central and southeast Sulawesi


Primary forests from sea-level to 2000 m.




Their diet is not well known, but is likely to consist of seeds and fallen fruit; also probably insects too.


The lay a single white egg,


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2018)
  3. Wikipedia

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